Poetry: A New National Anthem by Ada Limón
The truth is, I’ve never cared for the National
Anthem. If you think about it, it’s not a good
song. Too high for most of us with “the rockets’
red glare” and then there are the bombs.
(Always, always there is war and bombs.)
Song In My Head: This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Quote: “We risk our lives the moment we start wielding our pens against religious bigotry and fundamentalism.” – Dr. Avijit Roy